President and Chief Executive Officer
On Nov. 2, 2005, the Cincinnati Reds announced that the controlling interest in the club would be acquired by a group of Cincinnatians led by Robert H. Castellini, Chairman of Castellini Company.
Other members of the group acquiring the controlling interest include Thomas L. Williams and W. Joseph Williams, Jr., President and Chairman, respectively, of Cincinnati based North American Properties.
The sale of the club was completed on Jan. 19, 2006, and Mr. Castellini assumed control of the Club as its Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Castellini has been involved in Major League Baseball for close to 40 years. His involvement included a minor interest in the Cincinnati Reds as part of the Williams family ownership until that interest was sold in 1984. He became a partner in the Texas Rangers in 1989 and the Baltimore Orioles in 1993. From 1995 until 2006 Mr. Castellini was an investor in the St. Louis Cardinals. His interest in the Cardinals was sold as a condition of his acquisition of the Cincinnati Reds.
Mr. Castellini has been the Chairman of Castellini Group of Companies since 1992, following tenures as Executive Vice President from 1967-1970 and President from 1970-1992. The Castellini Company businesses include perishable distribution, food processing, public warehousing, transportation logistics and leasing.
In 1963 he graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in economics and after two years as an officer in the U.S. Army he received his MBA from Wharton Graduate School in 1967.
Mr. Castellini is very active in the Cincinnati community. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Xavier University as well as Chairman of Xavier's Development Committee, member and Past President of the Cincinnati Business Committee, a member of the Commercial and Commonwealth Clubs of Cincinnati as well as past president of both clubs, member of the Chief Executives Organization and Past President of the Young Presidents' Organization, Cincinnati Chapter. He donates his time as a board member of the Cincinnati Center City Development Committee (3CDC), chairman of the Joint Banks Steering Committee, President of the Cincinnati Equity Fund and New Markets Tax Credit, and a member of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center Steering Committee.
He has also been a member of the boards of directors for PNC Bank, Ohio and United States Playing Card Company, Comair Airlines, Babson College Board of Trustees, Denison University Board of Trustees and President of the Queen City Club. Mr. Castellini has been Chairman of the Boards of Trustees for both Tri Health, Inc. and the Good Samaritan Hospital, a Board of Trustees member for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Zoo.
Bob is married to Susie Castellini and they have four children and 12 grandchildren.